Shillong: Owing to the coronavirus pandemic and the spike of COVID-19 cases in Meghalaya, there has now been a lack of health workers in the state.
The department of health and family welfare has now asked those candidates that had signed a bond with the government to come forward and report to the department and work for it.
Director of health services Dr Aman Warr said, “The government had sent many candidates to study MBBS. They had signed a bond with the government. It is only but natural that they should report back if they are here in Shillong, especially. They are not supposed to be working in other hospitals, they are supposed to report immediately to this directorate or else we will be forced to give a notice to repay back the bond.”
Dr Warr said that the bond ranges from Rs 10 lakh to 25 lakh. He added that if the person wishes to pay the bond and not want to work with the government, they may do so.
“Those who have failed to honour the bond, very soon the government will reveal the names,” said Dr Warr.
The government has now given time for these people to report within this month and if they fail to do so, starting September, the names of these people will be revealed, he added.